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Friday, April 21, 2006

Gen. 4:1-26 Cain and Abel

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Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, "With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man." 2Later she gave birth to his brother Abel.

3 Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. 3In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. 4But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, 5but on Cain and his offering He did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.

6 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it."
Right here I learned that it is possible to overcome sin. God said so. If I am going to a Christian, I must believe the Word of God, and He has said, "I must master [sin]." Wow!

This brings joy and hope to my heart. God would not say it was possible to do if it were not. However, He did NOT say it would be easy!
8 Now Cain said to his Abel, "Let's go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
Why? Because of sin. While murder is a sin, so are the things that led up to the act itself.

There was jealousy, angry which leads to hatred, and the grip of Satan that he allowed to overcome him, because he was not thinking clearly. He was not thinking in a Godly way.
9 Now the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"

"I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"

10 The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground. 11Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. 12When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth."
I believe God saw this coming and tried to stop it in the previous verse. God knows our hearts, so there is no sense is lying to Him!

Do you remember when Adam blamed Eve for his sin? (Gen. 3:12) Then Eve blamed the serpent? (Gen. 3:13) Is it possible that it is innate that people do not desire to take responsibility for their own actions?

Could this be why some religions will blame the whole family for the sins of one person? We do not do this in America, because when we left England that practice was put to a stop. Thanks be to God!
13 Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear. 14Today You are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from Your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me."

15 But the LORD said to him, "Not so; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 16So Cain went out from the LORD's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

17 Cain
lay with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch. 18To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Methujael, and Methujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the fahter of Lamech.

19 Lamech married two women, one was named Adah and the other Zillah. 20Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. 21His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute. 22Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kind of tools of out bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain's sister was Naamah.

23 Lamech said to his wives,
Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me. 24If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech sevety-seven times."
25 Adam lay with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him." 26Seth also had a son and he named him Enosh.

At that time men began to call on the name of the LORD.
First of all, I would like you to know I am neither a Pastor, nor a teacher of the Bible. My only qualification is my love for Christ. Please, I beg of you, do not take what I say as truth. Be like the Bereans in Acts 17:10-15. They tested everything against the Word of God. That was their standard. I would hope for it to be yours as well.

The reason I underlined the names is because, if you haven't noticed yet, there are many of them! Keeping them searated and/or together according to which clan they belong is rough work. Especially if you cannot find them! lol. It is as simle as that.

I pray for PM Arial Sharon. Lord, please have mercy on him. I thank You for Word. I thank You for the new insight I receive each time I read the same passage! Thank You, Lord. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Everyone have a blessed and glorious day.
Originally posted 1/7/2006 @ 8:15 am


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